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Best route for scenery?? North Rim to Moab

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Best route for scenery?? North Rim to Moab

Visting in early October- driving from the North Rim Grand Canyon to Moab. What is the best route for optimal scenery. I imagine everything will look spectacular but if there is an optimal route we don't mind being on the road a little longer. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Best route for scenery?? North Rim to Moab

The best route for scenery is up 89 to Bryce then scenic route 12 up through Escalante region, Torrey, Hanksville, Green River and on to Moab. That's a multi-day route but well worth it. If you have time, drive to Bryce for an overnight then on to Moab. Torrey can also be a mid-point.

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We are starting out with 3 nights at Bryce and Zion then down to the north rim then over to moab. Is this route doable in a day?

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3. Re: Best route for scenery?? North Rim to Moab

To best answer your question, would be good to see your overall plan. How are you splitting your Bryce and Zion nights? And how are you getting there?

If you need to get from Grand Canyon to Moab in one day, you essentially have one route. Head to Kayenta then up through Monument Valley (stop). Continue north and make a visit to Goosenecks State Park and drive the Moki Dugway, continuing on up to Moab. You can do that in a day.

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Resort your order then....

Zion to north rim to Bryce to Torrey to Moab

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Thanks all!!

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Highway 12 is beautiful.

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